News Releases:  Neuro-Ophthalmology

  • April 20, 2017 | Nancy J. Newman, MD, receives prestigious lecture award from the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Newman will give the prestigious H. Houston Merritt Lecture during the American Academy of Neurology’s 2017 meeting. She will speak during the Presidential Plenary Session on April 23 at the AAN conference in Boston.

  • February 13, 2017 | Nancy Newman, MD, named 2017 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award recipient. Nancy J. Newman, MD, director of Emory Eye Center’s neuro-ophthalmology section, has received one of the most prestigious honors that the Emory University School of Medicine can bestow on a faculty member: the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award for 2017.

  • September 16, 2016 | Emory Eye Center Physicians Win Prestigious Book Award. Emory Eye Center physicians Valerie Biousse, MD, and Nancy Newman, MD, were awarded first prize in the neurology category of the 2016 British Medical Association (BMA) book awards. Their book, Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated, Second Edition, is an up-to-date, beautifully illustrated guide to help readers recognize a patient's signs and symptoms, localize pathology, develop a differential diagnosis and select a management strategy.

  • April 7, 2015 | Emory Eye Center’s Bruce awarded a 2014 Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award by AAMC. Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologist Beau Bruce, MD, PhD, has been tapped as a 2014 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Clinical Care Challenge Award winner for his work on non-mydriatic ocular fundus photography in the emergency department.

  • April 28, 2014 | Emory Eye Center and NEI release findings of trial for those with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). For patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), national study findings released this week show that an inexpensive drug, acetazolamide, improves vision for patients who have mild visual loss when combined with a weight loss plan.

  • Emory Eye Center says smartphone can be a new tool in emergency department diagnosis
    July 23, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center investigators have found that smartphone displays are as good, and may be better, for reading fundus photographs of the back of the eye (retina and optic nerve) than desktop computer monitors.

  • Emory Eye Center Neuro-Ophthalmologists Collaborate to Write Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated
    September 3, 2009 | (ATLANTA) With a combined 40 years of experience, Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologists Nancy J. Newman and Valérie Biousse have collaborated to write Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme Verlag), a book that they hope will de-mystify the perceived complexity of neuro-ophthalmology, according to the authors. While the book is aimed at medical students, residents, and practicing ophthalmologists and neurologists, it should also be a valuable resource for neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and otolaryngologists who deal with patients having disorders of vision and the brain.

  • Men with intracranial hypertension experience vision loss more often than women
    (ATLANTA) Men who suffer from idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a cause of increased pressure around the brain, are more likely to have vision loss than women with the same disease, says Beau Bruce, MD, MS, assistant professor at the Emory Eye Center and Emory University School of Medicine.
    October 22, 2008

  • Study alerts eye doctors of racial differences in treating vision disorders
    (ATLANTA) Blacks are more likely to lose vision due to increased pressure in the brain than other races, reports an Emory Eye Center researcher in the March 11, 2008 issue of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The pressure, called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, was identified as causing the disorder, says Beau Bruce, MD, MS, a neuro-ophthalmology fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine and lead researcher for the study.
    March 12, 2008    

  • Emory Eye Center announces new two-year neuro-ophthalmology fellowship
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has recently announced the creation of a new, fully-funded, two year Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship to begin July 1, 2006. The beauty of the new fellowship is that it can be tailored to the particular fellow. It is specifically designed to be a flexible two-year training of either ophthalmology or neurology trained physicians, individually tailored to the particular needs and interests of the applicant. One of the fellowship years will remain a traditionally-focused year of academic neuro-ophthalmic training, while the other year will be customized to the particular fellow.
    July 25, 2005

  • Emory Eye Center offers first computer-based treatment improving visual deficits caused by stroke and TBI
    Today scientists and physicians at Emory Eye Center announced they are the first in the Georgia to offer patients a new computer-based technology that may improve portions of vision lost to stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other brain diseases. The treatment, NovaVision Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT ), was developed by NovaVision, Inc., and cleared for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug administration in April 2003.
    April 13 , 2004

  • Emory Eye Center physician named American Neurological Association's distinguished teacher
    Emory Eye Center physician and neuro-ophthalmologist Nancy J. Newman was recently awarded the American Neurological Association’s (ANA) Distinguished Teacher Award. The award was established in order to recognize outstanding accomplishments in teaching neurology students. Its purpose is to encourage efforts to recognize and reward contributions by gifted and talented teachers in neurology. She will be recognized at the October 2003 ANA annual meeting in San Francisco.
    May 13 , 2003

  • Emory Eye Center welcomes neuro-ophthalmologist
    Valérie Biousse, MD, joined the neuro-ophthalmology unit of the Emory Eye Center and the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine and The Emory Clinic on July 1. She received her medical degree from the University of Paris VI in Paris, France. She also holds a master of science from the same university.
    August 5, 2002

  • Emory Eye Center physician Newman appointed Leodelle Jolly Chair of Ophthalmology
    Emory Eye Center physician and neuro-ophthalmologist Nancy J. Newman was appointed the LeoDelle Jolley Chair of Ophthalmology, effective Feb. 14. In a special ceremony on Friday, May 17, she was formally honored with that appointment by Emory University School of Medicine Dean Thomas M. Lawley.
    May 28, 2002

  • Emory Eye Center hosts Neuro-Ophthalmology 2001 in December: a post-graduate course for physicians
    The Emory Eye Center in Atlanta will host Neuro-Ophthalmology 2001, a conference designed for ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and any physicians interested in an update in neuro-ophthalmology, all day Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.
    October 1, 2001

  • Flashing lights in vision in both eyes not always a cause for alarm
    Many people have been told that experiencing flashing lights in their vision is a reason to see an eye doctor immediately with concerns about a retinal detachment. While this is true, there can be exceptions to that warning, says Nancy Newman, MD, a neuro-ophthalmologist at the Emory Eye Center.
    December 5, 2000

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